About the Lab
The Energy Transport & Conversion Laboratory, directed by Prof. Eric Tervo, focuses on developing semiconductor materials and devices for energy conversion and thermal management through the study of combined heat, light, and charge transfer processes. This includes thermal energy conversion devices such as thermophotovoltaic cells, solid-state refrigeration processes, and approaches for active control of heat transfer in nanoengineered materials. Through this research, we work to address global energy challenges and help create efficient and sustainable energy infrastructure for a broad variety of applications.
Prof. Tervo’s new paper describing record-efficiency thermophotovoltaic cells has been published in Joule! This work, performed at the National Renewable Laboratory in collaboration with Antora Energy and Arizona State University, details single-junction and two-junction tandem …October 28, 2022
A warm welcome to the Energy Transport & Conversion Lab’s newest members! Calvin Mestelle is a 2nd-year Electrical & Computer Engineering student, and he is modeling thermophotovoltaic cell electrical performance under a variety of operating …October 10, 2022
The UW-Madison College of Engineering has featured Prof. Tervo in an article describing his research and background. Thanks to Jason Daley for writing a great description of his work! Check it out at the link …September 6, 2022
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